Top 7 Degrees in IT

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A career in IT can be very rewarding thanks to the many advancements in technology that are creating a stream of job opportunities - all with the potential to earn a well paid salary too!

However, it is also a very competitive industry and you may find several candidates going for the same role as you at times. So, what can you do to stand out from the others? Along with a well tailored CV, a degree in an IT subject can certainly increase your chances of landing a job role in your specialist field.

So what are the top degrees in IT to pursue? Using Technojobs data, we've put together a list of degrees that can help get your career off to a flying start and earn a decent starting salary too.

7. Computer Games

There are plenty of degrees for computer games that range from programming, UX design to 3D animating. These are very popular degrees but opportunities for computer game roles tend to be in certain parts of the UK only such as London, Leeds and Dundee.

Possible Job Roles: 

NET Programmer


Java Developer


UX Designer


Software Tester

Starting Salary: £14,000 to £21,000

6. Data Science

The next generation of scientific discovery and technological innovation will be data-driven and demand for data science has grown rapidly in recent years. A course in data science concentrates on key areas of big data, visual analytics and information retrieval. 

Possible Job Roles: 

Big Data Analyst


Data Scientist


Hadoop Developer

Starting Salary: £19,000 to £26,000

5. Computer Networking

Computer networks are an important aspect of business and a course in this can provide the skills needed to design, configure, manage and administer distributed network systems to a professional standard.

Possible Job Roles: 

Network Administrator


Infrastructure Engineer


Security Analyst

Starting Salary: £15,000 to £21,000

4. Web Design/Development

Website design and development is still a highly sought after skill for many businesses and organisations – big or small. A course in web design or development can teach the fundamentals of website creation from the front-end design to building a framework.

Possible Job Roles: 

Web Designer


Front End Developer


UX Designer

Starting Salary: £14,000 to £22,000

3. Software Engineering

A degree in software engineering can offer a science curriculum with emphasis on gaining technical knowledge and experience in developing well-designed software systems. This course can also cover programming skills and concepts in practical design and testing.

Possible Job Roles: 

Software Engineer


Mobile Developer


CAD Technician

Starting Salary: £16,000 to £22,000

2. Business Information Technology

Courses in Business IT can help students focus on how information technology helps to support modern businesses as they strive to accomplish their strategic priorities. This can also provide skills that relate to valuable project management, problem solving and analytical skills.

Possible Job Roles: 

Project Manager


Business Analyst


Data Analyst

Starting Salary: £17,000 to £22,000

1. Computer Science

A course in Computer Science emphasises on programming languages, artificial intelligence, operating systems, databases, concurrent computing and the theory of computation. This degree can incorporate concepts from fields as diverse as mathematics, engineering and psychology.

Possible Job Roles: 

Java Programmer


C++ Programmer


Software Developer

Starting Salary: £16,000 to £24,000

Do you already have a degree in IT and wanted to put it to good use? Technojobs have a wide selection of IT graduate jobs and programmes waiting to be filled.

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